#5 I get to wear a face mask for the first time in my life.
#4 The soft snow pack acts as a great shock absorber rocking my 5-month old babe gently to sleep.
#3 D.C. drivers actually stop traffic so I can run across the road. I think they are all so shock to see a mother and two children out on snowy icy roads that they feel sorry for me.
#2 Steering the jogging stroller just got a lot easier now that it's on ice.
And the # 1 reason I run in the bitter, snowy and icy cold (did I mention it's cold?):
#1 Running down hill just got a lot more exciting. With icy roads, I've never run (or shall we say "skiied") that fast down a hill in my life! It was pretty terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I'm so glad my two-year-old thought it was "planned entertainment". He loved it!